NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: The Heisman Trophy sits on a stand before a press conference at the New York Marriott Marquis on December 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Pro Football Focus names Heisman snub to its All-American team

He definitely earned this honor.

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was snubbed from the Heisman finalist list with Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook making it instead of the best running back in the country. Well, there is one entity that is giving the young man his proper due.

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Pro Football Focus has named Cook to its All-American team and he's the first-team running back. PFF writer Gordon McGuinness explains the reasoning for him as a first teamer.

"You can make the case that Cook was even better in 2016 than he was in 2015 and if the Orange Bowl against Michigan is to be his final game at Florida State, he will leave as one of the schools' best players on offense. This year he forced 79 missed tackles on 268 carries, nine more than the next best running back. Averaging 3.9 yards after contact, and adding seven missed tackles on 30 receptions, Cook had the 14th-best elusive rating in the nation at 112.2.

"When you watch Cook play one thing that jumps out is the number of quality runs he has," McGuinness adds. "It's not always about the long touchdown runs either, with Cook often making a smart cut to give himself some space on a four- or five-yard carry."

Cook also had 19 total touchdowns and over 2,000 yards from scrimmage. 1,620 of those yards were on the ground while another 426 were in the air. He also averaged 135 yards rushing per game.

[h/t 247Sports]